Weather officials in Japan are forecasting extremely heavy rain in the southwestern main island of Kyushu. They are warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to take precautions to ensure their own safety.
The Meteorological Agency says rain clouds are developing as a seasonal rain front hovers over the region and warm, humid air flows in. Parts of southern Kyushu have had more than 800 millimeters of rain since last week. Weather officials have issued warnings of mudslides for Kagoshima Prefecture.